Three Principles That Should Guide Testing in Public Schools ( to be presented at PS 8 Testing Forum in Brooklyn)
1. Test Transparency. No tests should be given which do not guide instruction. All tests must be returned to teachers and parents after they are taken so their results can be reviewed with those who have taken them
2. No Data Sharing: Not test results should ever be sold to private vendors and no results should be shared at all, even with state educational departments, without parental permission.
3. No Test Based Teacher Accountability. No student test results should ever be used to rate teachers and schools, or determine the professional status of any educators.
By all three of these standards, New York State, has been failing its students, teachers and families